ASSISTANCE has, since 2002, been the more serious "harsh noise" alter-ego of Praying Gods. You can instantly tell that Assistance is serious because all of its cover art is in black and white and depicts quite serious things such as spiky balls on a chain, or bullets shooting through a strawberry. What is also quite serious is Assistance's nine-year commitment to acoustic contradiction; ever seeking to blend the frenetic with the deliberate, the heavy with the piercing, and the hi-tech with the lo-fi in appropriately provocative proportions. Above all, however, Assistance is perhaps most serious about applying seven-letter titles to each of its releases. "Samples" continues in this proud tradition, dispensing excerpts from each of Assistance's full-length efforts, as well as two tracks in their entirety - including one available only on this release.